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Monday, November 24, 2008

Kettering

Charles Kettering invented the electric starter for the motor vehicle, saving many a thumb from being broken, and making it easier for women to drive cars. His company, the Dayton Engineering Laboratories Company (DELCO), is now part of General Motors. He started out working for the National Cash Register Company (NCR). He took over Orville Wright's plane factory, and made bombers during World War I. He had 300 patents, founded hospitals and schools, and has a town and three schools named after him. He was a genuine American genius.

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2 Comments:

At 5:09 PM, Blogger Dedwarmo said...

Why did you use sarcasm, and spoof in your tags?

 
At 11:36 PM, Blogger Becky said...

Oops.

 

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